Next week, SALPAL will co-sponsor an event with the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative, hosting Mayor Trzaskowski and moderated by Professor Uwe Brandes. Click the event title to RSVP.
We believe in the value of state and local approaches to solving hard public policy problems. And where Georgetown Law graduates go, excellence goes, too.
At SALPAL, we give our students access to law school course offerings on state and local government law and policy. We help students seeking clinical opportunities, externships, summer positions, and career opportunities in state courts, state legislatures and executive agencies, and associations.
We provide a Washington, DC-based forum for state and local government stakeholders and intergovernmental affairs experts.
SALPAL hosted an event for Georgetown Law students to learn more about the work that state attorneys general do in their offices, focusing on regulation of non-profits and charities. Featuring former New Jersey AG Peter Harvey and current Assistant Attorney General Leonor Miranda with the Office of the Attorney General in DC, students were able to ask questions about this work and gain valuable insight about public service in state government.
Professor Chertoff has co-authored a new article on state pre-emption of local policy, published by Governing. Focusing on an unfolding case in California, where one locality is fighting the state's prohibition on new sugary drink taxes, the article examines local democracy, public health, and the conflict between state and local goals.
In this episode of Cities@Tufts, Prof. Sheila Foster, SALPAL Faculty Advisor, discusses her work with LabGov, Co-Cities, and how urban commons can be created and sustained in different political, social, and economic environments. Cities@Tufts Lectures explores the impact of urban planning on our communities and the opportunities to design for greater equity and justice.